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Spirit Fighter (Son of Angels #1)

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Your mom always said you were an angel. What if she was right? Jonah Stone has always thought of himself as average, but in seventh grade he learns a fascinating family secret, and his world turns upside down. Jonah’s mom is a nephilim, the daughter of a human and a fallen angel, which makes Jonah one-quarter angel. When his mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, it’s up to Jo ...more
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Published April 2nd 2012 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published April 1st 2012)
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Lisa
Mar 15, 2016 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was a part of me that felt like this was a watered down version of the Mortal Instruments series. The Nephilim must hunt for the missing mother. Haven't we been here before?

But this story is geared toward middle grade readers, and is geared more toward the Christian Fiction genre, so I tried to keep an open mind.

Keep in mind. if you aren't a fan of having bible verse thrust at you fairly frequently, this may be a bit offputting in this book. There is a lot of scripture quoting.

But on the
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jun 10, 2012 Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-must-reads
First I would like to THANK Amy at Thomas Nelson for allowing me to read and review Spirit Fighter. I have to say I loved this book and when I was finished I gave my son the book to read and he devoured it in one night.

Spirit Fighter is a story about Jonah and Eliza a brother and sister dual whose mother has been kidnapped by fallen angels. They learn that their mother is a Nephilim making then 1/4 Angel. As the story unfolds Jonah and Eliza have to trust the Guardian Angel God has sent down to
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Joe Kendall
This book started off great and I thought had lots of potential. Character development of Jonas was great. The way that he discovered that he had super powers was great. Where the story fell short was that his sister, Eliza, finds out she has powers too, but as Jonas keeps finding more powers all she ends up having is her shield (which is cool but I thought overly limiting on her abilities for the story). Also the fact that throughout the whole story the kids are put into impossible situations t ...more
Glenajo
Book 1 of a Great Series for Teens and Pre-Teens

This book begins with a bang and races from there. I actually got the third book first, but quickly realized that I needed to read books one and two to complete the story. The children learn that they are special kids destined to fight in the spiritual warfare battle of good against evil. What child (or any age for that matter) can resist that! The kids learn to put on their armor when they are called on to go into battle by going to school with ot
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Raya Whitehouse
Apr 08, 2012 Raya Whitehouse rated it it was amazing
This is a great read for young kids (like my daughter), to teens, to even adults (like me).


Jonah is 13 (his brother Jeremiah is 7, & his sister Eliza is 11). Their mother is Eleanor Stone. They are all part angel (from one who is a fallen angel). Jonah has a hard time in basketball practice. Afterwards he prays in the field (which is something his father said to do for guidance, and he is a pastor). He kicks a soccer ball in anger and it goes launching. He later tells his father (who in turn
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Nicole Hewitt
Jun 05, 2012 Nicole Hewitt rated it really liked it
(I plan to also post this review on Amazon).

I thought that this was a great book that would appeal to kids who enjoy fantasy (it has been compared to the Percy Jackson series and I think that's a pretty good comparison). I liked that the book presented Christian ideals, and even scripture, but did it in an engaging and exciting way. Often, I've found Christian fiction books to be overly sweet or simple or preachy, but this book was a pleasant surprise. Honestly, I think that any child, Christian
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Victor Gentile
Jun 09, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Jerel Law in his new book “Spirit Fighter” Book One in the Sons Of Angels, Jonah Stone series published by Thomas Nelson introduces us to Jonah Stone and his family.

From the back cover: Your mom always said you were an angel. What if she was right?.

Jonah Stone has always thought of himself as average, but in seventh grade he learns a fascinating family secret, and his world turns upside down. Jonah’s mom is a nephilim, the daughter of a human and a fallen angel, which makes Jonah one-quarter ang
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Sharon Tyler
Apr 06, 2012 Sharon Tyler rated it really liked it
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law is the first book in the Son of Angels series for children, around eight years and older. In this story the average seventh-grader Jonah Stone is often over shadowed by his very smart younger sister, and walks his little brother to class every morning. He is bullied and often feels that he has no real talent, unlike his sister. One day Jonah discovers that he is much more special than he had ever hoped.Jonah discovers that his mother is half angel, making him and his ...more
Sarah
Apr 07, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
This is one of the most well written Christian Fiction books for kids that I have read yet. It uses the Bible as a tool to help the main characters to save their mother, who is a Nephilim, or the offspring of a fallen angel and a human.

This story has angels, and it keeps the proper hierarchy/ dogma, guardian angels are different than warrior angels, who are different from Archangels for example. It has actual quotes from the Bible that become literally true when the kids pray to God, who they c
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Tracy Michelle
Jan 30, 2012 Tracy Michelle rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012

Spirit Fighter is the perfect book for anyone in the middle grade age range looking to read something about two kids can do when they out all faith in God (along with some adventure and battle scenes).
I did have some dislikes with this book. First of all I never really connected with the characters. Since I didn't connect with them a lot of the intense battle scenes fell flat because I just didn't care enough. The dialogue also fell flat because of this. Second, everything felt too convenient.
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Zachary Flye
May 08, 2013 Zachary Flye rated it really liked it
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Protagonists: This book focuses on Jonah and Eliza Stone who find out that they are descended from a fallen angel and that they have inherited angelic powers, which they need to use to rescue their recently captured mother. Their family has always been a God fearing one and when the children are tasked with this mission they go into with knowledge that with God on their side they cannot lose. The character development of these characters mainly comes from the doubt the children get in God
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James
Jul 16, 2012 James rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This is book one in a series titled Son of Angels: Jonah Stone. As the plot begins, seventh-grader Jonah Stone discovers that he is one-quarter angel. This is a real surprise for him. He has always felt himself to be just average. His sister was the smart one in the family. Through a series of events, Jonah discovers that his mother is the daughter of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim. See Genesis 6 to find out more. Because of his family line, Jonah and his brother and sister can see angel ...more
Susan
Oct 02, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Wow! Spirit Fighter is an amazing book! I was completely enthralled with the story from the very beginning. I loved the depth of emotion and realistic situations that Jonah faced in the first few chapters. Then to lead into the paranormal portion, where he finds out he is part "Angel" was captivating. I loved this book and could not put it down.

Jonah and Eliza are faced with difficult situations beyond their control, and through each encounter find that as their faith in God grows, they become
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Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
Never underestimate the power of prayer…

That’s one of the first things that pop into my head after reading the Spirit Fighter.

I rarely read middle grade books, but when I saw the cover of Spirit Fighter on Netgalley, I couldn’t help myself from requesting for a copy. And after reading it, I felt touched. It may have not been a book I imagined myself reading, but I really appreciate the chance that I was able to do so.

I do admit that at my age (which is obviously not in the middle grade range),
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Ashleigh
Interesting book, enjoyed it overall...

Review:


Before I start this review, I’d like to say that I’m definitely not the target audience of this book, so I’m going to tell you all of the things I’ve enjoyed about this book, and then explain the things I didn’t, and why I didn’t, but mainly it will be because I’m not the target audience. So I did have a few problems with this book, but I don’t think that the people who are likely to pick up this book will have the same problems.

It’s hard not to comp
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Brenten Gilbert
Angels have always been a fascinating topic for me. So, if you offer me a story that oozes with angelic history and legend – including mention of the Nephilim and spiritual warfare – and tell me I can share it with my boys, I’m in. And in I am. With Spirit Fighter, Jerel Law brings to life a tale of heroic pursuits, danger, intrigue, and a search for more than you might expect at first glance.

Brother and sister duo Jonah and Eliza learn that they’re special. Moreso, that they are urgently needed
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Rhonda
Jul 06, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law
5 STARS I found myself lost in the story and had a good time reading it. Spirit fighter is angels versus fallen angels and this battle is being fought by a 13 year old boy and a 11 year old girl. They have to go and save thier mom who was kidnapped by the fallen angels. Jonah 13 is excited because today was the start of basketball tryouts. He has been practicing for a long time. Its three days long. But the first day of tryouts the coach told him that it was not his g
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Frishawn Quinn
This is an awesome biblically based middle grade adventure full of wholesome action and a positive message that will appeal to readers of all ages.
While it is true that Spirit Fighter does have a decidedly Christian point of view, complete with scriptural references; the story is so well crafted that it is enhanced and in no way overwhelmed by said scriptural component.

Readers will also be pleased to find that this book is the story involving not just Jonah and Eliza, but their entire family. T
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Linda Walters
May 02, 2012 Linda Walters rated it liked it
I found this book to be a charming story with well written characters that you cared about; because the author drew you in by his filling in personalities of each person early on. The explanation of scripture was refreshing although I know some people will probably be put off by this for their children. What a great opportunity to use it as a base to start and continue a discussion on the subject of faith. I see it as a great opening to talk to children and grandchildren about spiritual matters ...more
Brooke
Jun 16, 2012 Brooke rated it really liked it
Jonah Stone thinks he's just an ordinary 13-year-old boy, worse than ordinary even. After being asked by the coach not to return to basketball tryouts, he is dejected. Calling upon God for help, Jonah begins to discover his life is meant for so much more than sports. Thus begins the Sons of Angels series - Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law

The Stone children - Jonah, his 11-year-old sister Eliza, and their younger brother Jeremiah (age 7) - are Quarterlings. Their mother, Eleanor, is a Nephilim - her f
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Anastacia
First, I want to admit, I finished reading this book months ago, & never wrote the review for it. Mainly because I received the book for free to review through booksneeze, & I wasn't sure just how much I liked it, or if I even liked it enough to review it, so I sat on it to think about it - and then forgot about it ;/.

Part of the reason why I struggled how to review the book was because I would have absolutely LOVED & ADORED this book as a kid/young adult - I was a regular Sunday Sch
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Ben
May 04, 2012 Ben rated it liked it
Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law is about a thirteen year old kid named Jonah who finds out he has special powers. He can lift heavy stuff up and make random bows and arrows appear. It turns out his mom had these powers too so she gave them to him. One day, his mom gets kidnapped and he has to go on a journey to find her with his eleven year old sister Eliza, who also has these powers. They run into problems on the way like possessed cougars and old women but keep finding new powers along the way. Jo ...more
Ashley Dawn
Jun 18, 2013 Ashley Dawn rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Jonah is an average seventh grader, or maybe below average....at least that is what he thinks. After a terrible day, he prays to God and is amazed by the ability that he develops. He tells his father, a preacher, and it comes out that his mother is a half angel. She is the daughter of her mother and 'one of the fallen', which makes Jonah and his two siblings quarterlings. His mother is kidnapped shortly after this revelation and he and his sister are the ones who must ...more
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: I really did enjoy this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished it quickly. Spirit Fighter held my attention from the very beginning and didn't let go until the very end. This was a positive book that had a lot of action and adventure!

This book is geared for the middle grade crowd...the hero is 13-year-old Jonah Stone. He learns that he is a quarter-angel, or a quarterling, as are his two siblings. Jonah's mother - Eleanor - is a half-angel who is kidnapped by
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Becky B
Jonah's week goes from absolutely horrible to incredible, unbelievable, exciting, slightly scary, adventurous, and life changing. Why? Well, it starts out with him being told to not even bother to come back for basketball tryouts, and then in kicking a soccer ball in frustration afterwards he discovers he has some rather unique skills. It turns out that Jonah's mom is a nephilim, half-human half-angel, which makes Jonah 1/4 angel and gives him the ability to kick soccer balls practically into or ...more
Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ)
Jan 11, 2013 Lisseth (Read-a-holicZ) rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, i-own
**Originally on Read-A-holicZ, HERE!**

Okay so obviously I am not a middle grade reader since I'm *cough, 19, cough* but i can still enjoy a middle grade once in a while. I was really interested in reading how this book would incorporate the religious morals & teachings in a MG book with paranormal aspects and action. And overall I was pretty impressed.

One of the things i liked about Spirit Fighter was that the reader wasn't too heavily overloaded with scripture and it didn't bore me (sorr
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Tammy
Jan 11, 2013 Tammy rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book. A fresh new series for children of all ages. Jonah Stone a typical 13 year old has one thing on his mind, basketball tryouts. After a disastrous attempt to make the team, Jonah prays to God for guidance and direction. Soon he discovers he can do remarkable things. Impossible things! After talking with his mother, Jonah discovers he is one quarter Angel. His grandfather was a fallen angel. As this starts to sink in, Jonah wonders what plans God has in store for him and his ...more
Linda
Jun 07, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
I received this book through the Goodreads first reads giveaway;thanks I enjoyed it!

Spirit Fighter is a wonderful adventure book for children , a basic good versus evil story. Jonah Stone our 13 year old hero is not having a good day, he has done horribly at basketball tryouts and told by the coach not to bother coming back for the remaining days. Jonah heads to the soccer fields seeking some peace before heading home , feeling down he asks For Gods help; his farther a preacher has instilled thi
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Alex
Jun 03, 2013 Alex added it
This is a fantastic book written by Jerel Law about a 7th grade boy named Jonah discovering that he is part angel.
Jerel Law is a gifted pastor and church planter. He has 17 years of full-time ministry experience. He has a masters degree in divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jerel began writing fiction as a way to encourage his children’s faith to come alive. Jerel Law lives in North Carolina with his family. Spirit Fighter is his first novel.
This book is part of the Son of Ange
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Brenda
May 01, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Jonah Stone's life really hadn't been going as planned. It's a bit embarrassing to be going to the same school as his eleven year old sister Eliza and his seven year old brother Jeremiah. His hopes are to make the middle school basketball team, but when he finds himself so frustrated that he kicks a soccer ball, something weird happens the ball goes sailing over the treetops. When he goes home and tells his parents they let him in on a little secret, he and his siblings are 1/4th angels with spe ...more
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